Somatic Fascia Restructuring
Fundamentals of Chen Style Tai Chi & Bagua Qigong
Our Somatic Fascia Restructuring course will continue to evolve into more complex and whole-body movement patterns. For our foundation into movement we will begin to explore Chen Style Tai Chi and Baguazhang. Traditional Chen Style Tai Chi is the oldest form of Tai Chi Chuan and the foundation for all other Tai Chi styles that emerged later. Traditional Chen Taiji also offers a complete and robust internal art system. It is characterized by deep regulated natural breathing, relaxed frame of mind, smooth circular movements, low powerful stances, supple whole-body spiraling and coiling movements. This internal art embodies both yin and yang energies expressed through its different applications. All together, the system builds up the practitioner’s qi “vital energy”, concentrates on developing the practitioner’s stability and balance.
Baguazhang (Ba Gua) is characterized by its use of spiral and holistic body movements that begin in the feet. Baguazhang contains a wide variety of internal techniques such as “opening and closing,” dissolving and redirecting. Its circular movements, speed, and grace make Baguazhang beautiful to watch. As a meditation practice, Baguazhang produces a stillness of mind during physical activity.